Maybe The ‘Teflon Don’* Is Right?

The ‘Mail’ invites us to gasp at the audacity of Arran Coghlan, as he challenges the Coroner’s Court and seemingly disrespects their holy authority:

There were dramatic scenes as Mr Coghlan was ordered to respect the court. He responded by saying: ‘You should deal with me with proper respect and allow me to answer the question.’

It seems Mr Coghlan didn’t like the cut of the coroner’s jib very much:

At the end of his evidence Mr Coghlan stood up without being excused by the coroner who asked him to ‘be seated’. Mr Coghlan demanded the coroner ‘ask politely’ and when the coroner’s clerk repeated the request he replied: ‘No problem. You might want to teach your friend some manners.’

The ‘Mail’ clearly thinks this is terrible, and lays out Mr Coghlan’s history to make the point that this uppity not-yet-convicted-but-surely-should-be ‘criminal’ is cocking a snook at the Almighty Justice System:

He claims he has been victimised by police in a decade-long campaign and is undeserving of his Teflon Don nickname as the only reason charges have not stuck is because he is innocent.

In 1996, he was acquitted of the murder of drug baron Chris Little, 32. Mr Coghlan said he was playing computer games at the time.

In 2002 he was accused of the 1999 murder of drug dealer David Barnshaw. The case collapsed when it was revealed police had failed to pass on information about another suspect.

Yet, in the very same e-copy of the ‘Mail’ we see that justice system in all its glory:

Unable to properly punish (or deport?) a serial thief and careless driver who killed a woman, so not bothering at all.

Unable to deport another unwanted immigrant because – yes, of course – she has a ‘right to family life’.

Unwilling to deal effectively with its own staff when they knowingly breach their codes of conduct.

More and more, it’s looking like he’s right – the justice system is deserving of no respect whatsoever.

*Sadly, Mr Coghlan doesn’t look anything like a Don should, Teflon or otherwise…

4 comments for “Maybe The ‘Teflon Don’* Is Right?

  1. Mad Morgan
    November 2, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    In this country there is no “justice system” to respect: only a tangle of irrational and illogical laws that is CALLED a justice system.

    • November 3, 2011 at 5:28 am

      I’m forced to agree – the law is no longer an ass, it’s a dangerous psychopath…

  2. David A. Evans
    November 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Having been arrested myself on the flimsiest of evidence, I am now in the system with no hope of being removed from said system.

    Never been charged or convicted of anything more serious than a motoring offence.

  3. sovereigntea
    November 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Respect is surely earned and not a given.

    Perhaps when there is justice for Hollie Greig and the culprits are in gaol there will be more respect.

    Perhaps when there is justice for Maurice Kirk there will be more respect.

    Currently banged up and on hunger strike.

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